Seminar Number

076682

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6 CLE Hours
including
1 Ethics
Hour and
3 Trial Practice Hours

 

 

IMMIGRATION LAW

RECORDED NOVEMBER 29, 2007

Co-Sponsors:
Immigration Law Section, State Bar of Georgia;
International Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Anton F. Mertens, Chair, Immigration Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta
Laleh Sharifi, Program Chair; Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Anton F. Mertens
Laleh Sharifi
Employer Compliance and Employment-Based Immigration
EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE: I-9S, SOCIAL SECURITY NO MATCH LETTERS, SB529
Eileen M.G. Scofield, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
EMPLOYMENT–BASED IMMIGRATION: THE ALPHABET SOUP OF EMPLOYMENT VISAS (H/L/E/TN/O/J)
Scott C. Tishaw, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta
LABOR CERTIFICATION – PERM
  • Requirements
  • Employer registration
  • On-line filing
  • Results

Romy K. Kapoor, Kapoor & Associates, Atlanta

ETHICAL ISSUES
  • Employers’ obligations
  • Confidentiality and dual representation

Karen B. Koenig-Winarsky, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Atlanta

Family Immigration, Naturalization and
Fundamentals of Removal
WHOM CAN I SPONSOR TO COME TO THE U.S.?
  • Immediate relatives
  • Preference categories
  • K-1 & K-3 visas

Carolina Colin-Antonini, The Antonini Law Firm, Atlanta

CAN I BE A U.S. CITIZEN?
Myron N. Kramer, Kramer & Associates, P.C., Decatur
FUNDAMENTALS OF REMOVAL
  • General principles of the removal (i.e. deportation) process and common strategies to prevent removal
  • Appealing the immigration judge’s decision

Socheat Chea, Socheat Chea P.C., Duluth